Happy Labor Day!

       Each year, we celebrate Labor Day here in the United States on the first Monday in September (many other countries celebrate the May 1 Labour Day, but of course we are different), and many of us mourn it as the unofficial end of summer, yet celebrating it as the unofficial start of football season.  But do you know the history of this holiday?  It actually originated in Canadawhen a parade supporting the Trade Union Act was held in Torontoin 1872.  Ten years later, American labor leader Peter McGuire saw the parade in Torontoand was inspired to organize a similar parade in New York Cityon September 5, 1882, becoming the first Labor Day here.  After the bloody Pullmanstrike of 1894, President Cleveland and Congress hurriedly passed a bill making Labor Day a national holiday.  This year, the New York City Labor Day Parade starts at 10:00 am on September 10 on Fifth Avenue at 44th Street.  Enjoy! 

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RandolphMase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

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My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death in The Cloisters (under construction)

Nathan Hale

 

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